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Sunday, July 29, 2001

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Scooby and blueberries

I realized while watching Scooby Doo today that this is a great program for teaching junior skeptics as the ghost or vampire or whatever paranormal villian is always just a human in a costume. After years of watching this, hopefully, the little darlings will think twice when someone tries to convince them that their are ghosts, or UFOs, or chanelling, or . . . the multitude of idiocies that people think of to explain why their lives are so boring or why they can't cope with life like it is.

I broke down and got some houseplants. I really miss having plants around and will try once again to keep them alive. I nearly killed myself getting them placed as I had one on a high shelf and tipped the chair getting down. I managed to land on the back of the chair with my crotch. Owwww! I almost knocked over the television also so I'm lying there in pain and holding on to the television. I'm much better than I used to be but sometimes I still do something very stupid. The plants do look very nice and are suppose to help keep the air clean, which would be nice since I have such pitiful airflow.

Blueberries are on sale right now and I've been eating them plain. So good! I decided to try them in scones and they came out just luscious:

Blueberry Scones -

2 cups Jiffy Mix
2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp sugar
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 egg
1/2 cup milk

Cut the butter into the Jiffy Mix and then mix in the sugar and blueberries. Mix together milk and egg and add to dry mix. Mix well and drop onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool on rack.

I added a tbsp. of sugar to the orange scones I make as I wasn't sure if the slight sourness of some of the blueberries would make them not sweet enough but I think I could have even gotten away with just 2 tbsp. Scones are so much fun to play with. I still plan to make some cranberry ones when there are fresh cranberries available and I also want to try some cheese ones. I found a great selection of scone recipes at: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjw/recipes/bread/scones-coll.html though I hate putting links in my journal as I never update outside links and they do tend to disappear quickly.

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Rachel Aschmann 2001.
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